Injury Health News

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10/26/2015
Truckers' Fatigue, Cellphones Boost Their Crash Risk: Study

Researchers also found that troubling blood pressure readings increased odds of an accident

10/26/2015
Shaken Baby Syndrome Program Didn't Reduce Injuries: Study

Over 3 years, more than 90 percent of North Carolina parents of newborns participated

10/26/2015
Safe Tackling OK in Youth Football, Pediatricians' Group Says

New policy statement urges proper training, supervision to avoid injuries among young players

10/23/2015
Paintball, BB Guns Can Severely Injure Kids, Study Finds

Serious eye injuries, organ damage can occur, researchers warn

10/20/2015
Technique Could Preserve Fertility for Wounded Soldiers

Sperm retrieval might help injured servicemen have children in the future, study says

10/15/2015
Hospital Care for Nonfatal Gun Wounds Costs $679 Million a Year

Average hospital stay is seven days, U.S. study finds

10/13/2015
Mixed Martial Arts Fighters May Go to Dangerous Lengths to Shed Pounds

British study shows saunas, sweat suits, pills all used to trigger drastic weight loss before fights

10/9/2015
Doctors Offer Fall Clean-Up Safety Advice

Take special care when using ladders, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says

10/9/2015
Health Tip: When You Get a Cut

Signs you should see a doctor

10/6/2015
Rehab May Not Help After Broken Ankle: Study

Australian review shows no benefit, but a U.S. orthopedic surgeon disagrees

10/5/2015
Routine Screening for Child Abuse Might Spot More Cases: Study

Further testing of all children with suspicious injuries could minimize misdiagnoses

10/5/2015
Zip Line Injuries on the Rise

Increasing popularity of the adventure sport brings increase in ER visits, study finds

9/30/2015
Injury Toll in U.S. in 2013: $671 Billion

Accidents and violence the driving forces, CDC officials report

9/30/2015
U.S. Combat Deaths Declined Under 'Golden Hour Policy': Study

Under 2009 Pentagon rule, injured soldiers must be transported to treatment centers within 60 minutes

9/29/2015
Toppling TVs a Risk to Kids

Three-fourths of injuries occurred when children weren't closely supervised, study finds

9/17/2015
Heavy Drinking Linked to Greater Risk for Alcohol-Related Cancers

Researchers say it's a risk factor for death and disability that can be controlled

9/15/2015
MRI Helps Detect Brain Bleeding Soon After Traumatic Brain Injury

Military study suggests patients might get better, more timely treatments if scans are done promptly

9/15/2015
Long Shifts Linked to Increased Injury Risk for EMS Workers

The longer they work, the greater their risk, observational study shows

9/6/2015
Sports Medicine Docs Offer Safety Tips for Young Athletes

Children should ease back into activity, wear properly fitted safety gear and stay hydrated

9/1/2015
More Older Americans Falling Prey to Bike Injuries

Riders over 45 a big part of jump in hospital admissions for more severe accidents, report finds

8/30/2015
Start Your Hike on the Right Foot With Proper Footwear

Expert gives tips on avoiding and dealing with injury

8/27/2015
Injuries Tied to Illegal Meth Labs on the Rise: CDC

'Shake-and-bake' chemical explosions are one common, dangerous accident, agency report says

8/25/2015
Men Who Feel Less Masculine May Be More Violent, Study Finds

Those not concerned about meeting 'male ideals' were least likely to assault others

8/19/2015
Health Tip: Minimize Scarring

Take care of open wounds

8/18/2015
Gender Doesn't Influence Hamstring Strain Recovery Time

Study finds male, female college soccer players get better in about a week

8/17/2015
Protective Eyewear in Girls' Field Hockey Means Fewer Injuries

Eye-related injuries dropped, and rate of concussions didn't rise after requirement, study says

8/13/2015
U.S. Bike Deaths Fall for Kids, But Rise for Adults

More men are switching to bicycles to commute, run errands, which may explain these trends

8/6/2015
Over 4 Million Americans Say They've Driven Drunk in Prior Month: CDC

Typical drunk driver is a young male with a history of binge drinking, survey shows

7/31/2015
Mountain Biker Survives After Neck Impaled by Tree Branch

He traveled 20 miles to hospital with object in place, doctors say injury missed major blood vessels and airway

7/31/2015
Noninvasive Stimulation Gets Legs Moving After Spinal Cord Injury

Device compares favorably to surgically implanted option, researchers say

7/30/2015
7/27/2015
Health Tip: Triggers of Swimmer's Ear

When moisture is trapped inside

7/15/2015
Antidepressant, Painkiller Combo May Raise Risk of Brain Bleed

Be cautious about taking both together, researcher says

7/13/2015
Banning Soccer 'Headers' Won't Solve Concussion Problem: Study

Enforcing rules that limit aggressive body contact would be more effective, researcher says

7/13/2015
U.S. Hospitals May Often Miss Signs of Child Abuse

Less than half follow up on suspicious fractures among at-risk kids, study finds

7/10/2015
7/8/2015
Muscle Strength Fades After Just Two Weeks of Inactivity

Study shows it takes much longer to regain lost power

7/3/2015
Noise From Fireworks Threatens Young Ears

Expert advises families to sit at least 500 feet from launch area

7/3/2015
Health Tip: Should I Bandage a Wound?

Severity, size and location will help determine answer

6/23/2015
'Skinny Jeans' Linked to Woman's Nerve Damage

After spending the day squatting in too-tight pants, she temporarily couldn't walk

6/17/2015
Brain Injury May Hurt Job Prospects of U.S. Veterans

Employment gap widens over time, study finds

6/15/2015
Which Candidate? Study Examines the Voter's Brain

One neurological area seems key to making complex decisions at the ballot box

6/15/2015
Dermatologist's Tips for Reducing Scars After Cuts, Scrapes

Keep injury clean and moist with petroleum jelly to minimize skin damage

6/15/2015
U.S. Hospitals Seeing More Kids With Self-Inflicted Injuries

Cutting is the most common problem, followed by firearm injuries

6/9/2015
Spinal Cord Injuries Drop Among Young, But Rise Among Older Americans

Falls are the major cause among the elderly, researchers say

6/5/2015
Safety Precautions Help Prevent Summer Camp Injuries

Accidents often happen during supervised activities, experts warn

5/27/2015
Health Tip: Avoiding Overuse Injury

Vary your exercise routine

5/13/2015
Abnormal Test Results in Hospital Signal Raised Kidney Injury Risk

Research finds other risk factors include diabetes, being older, male or black

5/12/2015
Brain Injury Linked to Raised Risk of Road Rage

Understanding how head trauma affects driving behavior could help improve traffic safety, study says

5/7/2015
Fall-Related Deaths Nearly Doubled for U.S. Seniors Since 2000

Researchers also report that car crashes cause 1 in 7 unintentional deaths in older Americans